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starman
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« on: May 10, 2008, 04:24:15 am »

Has anyone noticed item #190219772766 on ebay? I seem to recall this note for sale a few months back. It was pulled after someone brought it to their attention. There's like a little better than 1 day left and it's at $400 US. An 1878 $2.
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2008, 07:42:30 pm »

Have you contacted Ebay again?


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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2008, 09:16:21 pm »

It is the same counterfeit.  Compare to item #360020221862 - they have altered the sheet number so it no longer exceeds 230,000, which gave away the fact that it is a counterfeit.
Someone appears to be very determined to stick an unsuspecting collector with this doctored up counterfeit and it is really reprehensible.

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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2008, 04:13:42 am »

By observation between the two ebay item numbers, the serial numbers had been manipulated and altered.  Take notice that the number altered is the same as the number copied from the original number.  You can also tell easily by the contrast and different color shading of the beginning number 2.  Has anyone report this to Ebay yet?  Before I report this to Ebay, I will examine this a little more in detail.

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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2008, 05:21:09 am »

Just like fake Canadian coins from China, they are now diversifying their counterfeit production and are currently producing older, Canadian notes.   I would beware of Canadian notes from sellers that especially originate from Hong Kong or China.

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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2008, 11:27:14 am »

Even with the new doctored serial number (269226), the serial number is still outside of the known range which is up to 230000 for the Toronto domiciled notes.


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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2008, 03:15:03 pm »

In spite of everything, I think it still boils down to "do your homework before you bid"
 

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